CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Cephalopoda (class)  »  Octopoda (order)  »  Amphitretidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 655000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Amphitretidae - undifferentiated   
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Distribution map:

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Family: Amphitretidae (octopods) - show full list
Common Name: pelagic octopods
Common Names List: pelagic octopods
Recent Synonyms: Bolitaenidae
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 23 650000     Order Octopoda - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 23 655905     Amphitretus spp.
23 655901     Bolitaena spp.
23 655903     Japetella spp.
23 655904     Vitreledonella spp.
Organism Type: a pelagic octopod
Taxon Notes:This group was recently revised, and the families Bolitaenidae and Vitreledonellidae are now included within the Amphitretidae. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Scientific Name
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Strugnell, J.M. Norman, M.D. Vecchione, M. Guzik, M. Allcock, A.L., 2014. The ink sac clouds octopod evolutionary history., Hydrobiologia, Vol. 725: 215-235. . doi:10.1007/s10750-013-1517-6
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